Indiana couple tries to run over two teen boys because they were carrying Trump flags: 'America is not great'
Kyren Gregory Perry-Jones, 23, and Cailyn Marie Smith, 18, were charged with felony counts of intimidation and criminal recklessness, and misdemeanor charges of theft and criminal mischief
HOBART, INDIANA: A couple in Indiana was accused of trying to run two teenage boys off a road because they were carrying flags bearing President Donald Trump's campaign sign, which were attached to their bikes.
Kyren Gregory Perry-Jones, 23, and Cailyn Marie Smith, 18, were charged by Hobart police with felony counts of intimidation and criminal recklessness, and misdemeanor charges of a count each of theft and criminal mischief, in connection with the July incident after they came across video found on Snapchat, which helped them identify the perpetrators responsible.
Perry-Jones and Smith had first made threats before trying to run the twins off the road. The 14-year-old victims told the authorities that a car pulled up next to them and a male driver peeked out and asked them if they were Trump supporters. When they answered in the affirmative, the driver took a swing at the boys, forcing them onto the grass at the side of the road in order to avoid being struck.
According to the affidavit, as seen by Fox 10, the driver then followed the teens with his car before getting out of the car and ripping off the flag from one of the brother's bikes. He got back into his vehicle and drove off, "but not before running the flag over."
Although the incident took place in July, there was a delay in bringing charges against the accused pair due to the police taking time to gather video evidence against the pair and other relevant case-related information. The video in question was shot by the couple themselves, which recorded the encounter they had with the twins.
"The driver turns the wheel sharply as if he saw the boys and wanted to hit them with the vehicle while yelling 'ya'll better get home,'" the affidavit reads.
Perry-Jones went on to threaten the boys for calling 911, adding that if the police ever questioned him about the incident, he would just say the boys called him a racial slur. "Don't let me see you downtown," he was heard telling one of the boys.
Smith, on the other hand yelled "ya'll scared, just like your president" and "America is not great."